Tower of Guevara

Barrundia, Spain

The Tower-palace of Guevara was built in the late 13th or early 14th century by local Guevara noble family. Today one of four original towers exists.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain


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Tower-palace of Guevara (Barrundia, Araba), of ss. XIII-XIV, mostly in ruins, with a restored keep, at the foot of the homonymous castle. The construction of this palace, a strong house with 4 towers, is an act of manor of the Ladrón de Guevara lineage on the lands of Gamboa, a guarantee of strength outside the nearby castle. After the councils that finalize the Brotherhood of Arriaga (1332), sovereign organization of Araba, the lords of Guevara, voluntarily join their lands to the Crown of Castile in the person of Alfonso XI of Castile (1312-50), recognizing him as lord, It is already clear who rules in these lands and the palace is his physical expression. Palace of rectangular plant -35x40 m.- with towers -square plant of 10 m. side and 1.4 m. thick - in the four corners-following a very exploited model in the northern peninsular-, of which the NO block is preserved restored. It closed a large patio with service units on the ground floor and with a single floor on all four sides, while the towers developed 3 floors and crown. Missing shield of the s. XVI of the Guevara, on the entrance door -2 m. wide-, between two tenclocking cyclops supported by columns on heads, with 5 panels and 3 bands with ermine in alternate barracks. Commanded to destroy (1839) by the Elizabethan liberal general Zurbano, at the end of the first Carlist war. It is under the protection of the Diputación de Araba, who has made the restorations to date (1964): NO tower and fragments of the western wall. Visitable.
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